Construction Starting 2023
Learn how to get involved in the future of Philadelphia’s waterfront. The new Park at Penn’s Landing is being created by and for Philadelphians like you.
Construction to Begin
Construction on the Penn’s Landing CAP over I-95 has been given the green light by PennDot. Learn more about this important milestone toward the new Park at Penn’s Landing.News Coverage
Park at Penn's Landing
We’re so excited to show you some of the highlights of the latest park design work, inspired by and in response to, the feedback so many of you gave over the last couple of years.
Take a look at how far we’ve come and where we are headed, in a three-part video series about the history of the Park at Penn’s Landing design and public engagement process.Learn More
A New Public Space
The new Park at Penn’s Landing will connect the city to the heart of the waterfront.
The new Park at Penn’s Landing will be a 11.5-acre civic space stretching between Chestnut Street, Walnut Street, Front Street, and the Delaware River. The park will include a wide variety of activities and features, including flexible open space for performances and festivals; food and drink options; a new play area; a relocated RiverRink for ice skating in the Winter; and a water play area to cool off in the Summer. DRWC is currently conducting a city-wide effort to engage Philadelphians from all backgrounds and neighborhoods as we aim to make the New Park at Penn’s Landing a public space where people of all backgrounds feel genuinely welcome and safe.
Learn about the planning process and provide feedback with these resources
A Park for Everyone
What would make the new park inclusive for all? Share your thoughts on freedom, access, safety, ownership, and representation by completing this survey.
The Park at Penn’s Landing Survey
The new Park at Penn’s Landing is being created by and for Philadelphians like you. Take the survey to help make this park yours.
Planning Boards — October 17, 2019
You can also look at the project information and boards from the October 17, 2019 meeting
Find out about upcoming events, the latest news, and how to get involved in shaping the future of Penn’s Landing!
THE NEW PARK AT PENN’S LANDING
A wide variety of activities and features will be offered:
Open space for performances and festivals
Food and drinks of all types and tastes
Water features to cool off in the summer
New play area for the kid in everyone
Relocated RiverRink for ice skating
Plus, new amenities based on feedback from the community
A master plan for the future.
In 2011, the future of Penn’s Landing was first envisioned in the Master Plan for the Central Delaware. This plan became a roadmap to guide all waterfront development between Port Richmond and Pennsport.
After a three-year study involving input from the community, a team of designers and engineers confirmed that a new park space was possible at the waterfront. Construction is scheduled to start in 2023.
Thanks to city, state, and philanthropic leaders, the Park at Penn’s Landing will become a reality. This project will also include a new trail along Columbus Boulevard and an extension of the South Street Bridge to bring pedestrians directly to the waterfront.
Today, DRWC and its engagement team, led by PennPraxis; Little Giant Creative; SEAMAAC; Make the World Better Foundation; and the Village of Arts & Humanities is developing a major city-wide outreach effort. The goal is to cultivate the community’s vision for this new public space and help decide future programming.